High Quality, delicious cherries grown right here in the beautiful Kootenays
Webbers Mountainside Cherries
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All cherries are members of the
family, Prunus and are descendents of the wild cherry, Prunus avium. They are
classified as stone fruits (fruits containing a singular central seed),
alongside apricots, plums, peaches and almonds.
are native to China. First documentation of cultivation dates back to 4000 B.C.
The name, Lapin, is French for rabbit and the cherries were named for cherry
breeding pioneer and horticulturist, Dr. Karl Lapin. Dr Lapin developed the
cherries in the late 1930's for the Agriculture Canada Summerland Research
Station in British Columbia.
About Lapin Cherries: The Cadillac of cherries, the Lapin Cherry, is a big, beautiful, dark red, sweet cherry. Lapins are
some of the largest, juiciest cherries that grow on trees. They're great for
snacking, and so big that one cherry is a mouthful.
Lapin cherries are a hybrid
result of a Van and Stella cherry cross. They are a self-fertile, crack
resistant, late blooming variety.
Lapin cherries are deep ruby red to burgundy depending on ripeness. The
fruit's surface is smooth and rounded with a slight heart-shape and lustered
finish. They produce flavor is smooth and sweet, with a trace of tartness.
The lapin is large, meaty, firm, juicy and delicious.